Monthly Archives: November 2013

New Woman

Today is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. In anticipation, the Israeli women’s organization, Na’amat, produced a video with Israeli singer Yardena Arazi. Basically, the words of the song encourage women in abusive relationships to get … Continue reading

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Fetal Relocation

Lawyers have been known to counsel an unmarried pregnant woman to move to the jurisdiction in which she wants to live before the baby is born, in order to avoid ongoing legal conflict with the father’s child over custody and/or … Continue reading

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Artscroll – Getting the Point

Further to my post of a few days ago about Gital Dodelson, the young woman being denied a get by her husband, turns out the public pressure on Artscroll and the recalcitrant husband’s family has made an impact. According to … Continue reading

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Surrogacy Old and New

“Bring me sons; if not, I shall die.” (Genesis 30:1). This is the pained call by Rachel to her husband Jacob which we read in synagogue yesterday during the Shabbat Torah reading. The immediate solution to Rachel’s infertility, is for her … Continue reading

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Gital’s Story

This is a post I wish I didn’t have to post, but feel I have no choice. It’s a heart-rending story of Gital Dodelson, a young woman whose husband refuses to give her a get. With much courage and dignity, … Continue reading

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Wedding Bills

No, not the kind you pay, the kind that are passed by the legislature, in this case, the Israeli Knesset. Knesset elections were held most recently on January 22, 2013, and it took a while for a new government to … Continue reading

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Syrian Sabra

I figure that since, among other things, I write about families and life in Israel, I get to post this story by Lazar Berman in the Times of Israel about a young Syrian woman who gave birth is Safed, Israel. … Continue reading

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